Nicholas Negroponte, WSJ Guardian

The (other, London, Murdoch) Times tells us who’s

going to sit on the all-important committee charged with safeguarding the

editorial integrity of the WSJ. The first four are worthy enough; the fifth

member, however, is more surprising: Nicholas Negroponte, of

MIT Media Lab and One Laptop Per Child fame. I like the fact that he’s on the

committee, if only because his presence there shows a bit of imagination on

the part of Dow Jones. No one knows, of course, what the practical role of the

committee is going to be, although it can hardly help but exceed the expectations

of most observers, given that almost everybody expects Murdoch to ignore the

committee entirely. Maybe with the likes of Negroponte on board, Murdoch might

actually want to listen to its opinions.

This entry was posted in Media. Bookmark the permalink.